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Teach your kids to love who they are. This book list contains the very best picture books for conveying this message to your kids - celebrate being yourself. Do what you love. Follow your passions. Be proud of who you are.
Dragon Night by J. R. Krause is a beautiful, new picture book about friendship - and taking care of each other. And there are many reasons I’m very excited to add it to our collection of books that help pass empathy on to our children.
I think there’s a very strong argument to be made that the entire birthday wish ritual is the coolest thing about a kid’s birthday party - because it’s certainly the most imaginative and magical part. And you know I’m all about a magical and imaginative childhood. That’s why I think it’s a fantastic idea to write a picture book entirely about the birthday wish.
The 10 books on this list make us very happy in our family - as can probably be expected with books about love. They are all a celebration of the peaceful and perfect feelings we feel when we are with the people that we love - and when we feel like we belong.
I really love it when the meaning you’re slowly uncovering in a picture book coincides with powerful feelings and emotions. I’m talking about meaning of life kind of stuff - love and loss and what it’s all about. The Fan Brothers recently came out with a picture book that does just that - Ocean Meets Sky.
Thanks to the new series of Harry Potter illustrated editions - illustrated by Jim Kay - we’ve actually hatched the perfect plan for introducing Harry Potter to our children.
These are the best picture books to read on a snowy day. I have very vivid memories of books that we read as children that perfectly capture those feelings of snowy adventure and magic. This list contains several of those books, as well as many new ones that I hope will stay with my children for the rest of their lives.
Extra Yarn is the best picture book ever made. In a world full of amazing stories and many talented authors and illustrators, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen have created the perfect kids book.
These are the best Christmas picture books. A good Christmas book has great potential for teaching a profound life lesson. I think that’s because the true meaning of Christmas has many parallels with the true meaning of life.
These are the very best picture books that teach kids empathy. Teach your children how to empathize with others. All of these kids books do a spectacular job of placing you in the shoes of someone else, and they show you that other creatures have lives and feelings too.
Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! is a picture book about listening. Trudy Ludwig has once again proven herself to be the queen of empathy. Ludwig and Patrice Barton have teamed up again to bring us another incredible story that will lead to our kids reflecting on how their actions might affect others.
In the picture book Zen Ghosts, Stillwater the giant panda tells a spooky, ancient tale of a young couple in love. Stillwater is the recurring star of the Zen series by Jon J. Muth, and he always has beautiful and thought-provoking stories to tell to his friends.
Sir Simon: Super Scarer may be the best picture book about a ghost ever made. Cale Atkinson wrote that he has wanted to make a ghost story for a very long time. Passion can make all the difference in a work of art, and Atkinson’s passion here is clear.